» Dr. Emmanuel John
Associate Professor, Chair, Department of Physical Therapy

Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences; Physical Therapy
Dr. Emmanuel John
Office Location:
Rinker Health Science Campus 260
(714) 744-7906
University of Lagos, Bachelor of Science
Louisiana State University in Shreveport, Master of Business Admin.
University of Kansas, Ph.D.
Alabama State University, Doctor of Physical Therapy

Emmanuel B. John, PT, DPT, PhD, MBA is Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Physical Therapy. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy from the College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Nigeria, his Doctor of Physical Therapy from Alabama State University, his Master of Business Administration from Louisiana State University, Shreveport, and his Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Science from the University Of Kansas Medical Center.

Dr. John has served as Director of the Motor Control and Neuromuscular Performance Laboratory at both Howard University’s and Radford University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy programs.  Most recently, as an Associate Professor of Physical Therapy he held the position as Director of Research, School of Physical Therapy, Touro University Nevada.  He brings to Chapman a rich history as a clinician and academic, an international perspective on healthcare, and an extensive record of national and international professional service. 

Dr. John’s research spans four areas:  effects of age, gender, neurological lesions on the sense of motor effort; effects of virtual reality rehabilitation and robotic rehabilitation interventions on sense of motor efforts; effects of discharge destinations and socioeconomic factors on motor function recovery after stroke; and, the impact of brain-drain on physical therapy education in developing countries.

Recent Creative, Scholarly Work and Publications
Haase G, John EB, Distad S, Lane M, Petlicki SE, Yokubison J. Integrated Clinical Experience: Does it Enhance Clinical Affiliation Confidence and Performance? Conference Proceedings of the Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, February 15-18, 2017, p98.
John EB, Akanle OT, Useh U, Amosun SL. Challenges of Regulating the Scope of Practice of Physiotherapists in Africa when multiple Entry-Level Education Co-exist. Plenary Session Presentation at the 2017 Conference of the International Network of Physiotherapy Regulatory Authorities, Cape Town, South Africa, June 30-July 1, 2017.
Agho AO, John EB. Occupational therapy and physiotherapy education and workforce in Anglophone sub-Saharan Africa countries. Human Resources for Health. 2017;15:37. doi:10.1186/s12960-017-0212-5.
Newsome LJ, Barfield JP, Sallee DN, John EB, Malone LA. Accelerometry and Muscle Fatigue in Elite Paralympic Athletes. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise 2016 May;48(5 Supplement 1):847. doi: 10.1249/01.mss.0000487537.98556.07.
Barfield JP, Newsome L, John EB, Sallee D, Frames C, Soangra R, Malone LA: A case report of shoulder fatigue imbalance in wheelchair rugby: implications to pain and injury. Spinal Cord Series And Cases 2016, 2:16002.
John EB, Okafor UC, Creps J, Fry D, Pfalzer L. UMFlint-Nigeria Distance Transition DPT Collaboration – Changing Physical Therapists Education and Practice in a Resource Limited Country. Physiotherapy 2015, 101 (S1).
Barfield J, Newsome L, John E, Sallee D, Malone L. EMG assessment of muscle fatigue in elite paralympic athletes. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise 2015, 47:5S:419.
John EB, Frames C, Soangra R, Gregory RW. Perceptions Of Motor Effort Is Not Dependent On Muscle Mass Or Extremity. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise 2014, 46:5 (Supplement 1);s688.
Chesbro S, Polk C, Stephens J, Thomas P, John E. Effect of Time and Use of Pictographs on Exercise Performance in Adults Aged 50 Years and Older. Paper accepted for Poster presentation during the Combined Sections Meeting 2013 of the American Physical Therapy Association, San Diego, CA, January 21 - 24, 2013.
Harper B, Jagger J, Castleberry J, Siyufy A, Aron A, Huth R, Swanson E, John E. Developing an Autonomous Entry-Level Doctor of Physical Therapy Practitioner: The Science and Art of a Clinical Education Program. Paper presented at the Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, February 6-8, 2013.
John EB, Gaskell DJ, Herbertson RK. Effects of time to Physical Therapy Order on Length of Stay and Discharge NIH Stroke Scale Scores in an Acute Stroke Unit. Paper accepted for Poster presentation at the Quality of Care and Outcomes Research in Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke 2013 Scientific Sessions, American Heart/Stroke Association, Washington, DC, May 15, 2013.
Chesbro SB, Asongwed E, Haile N, John EB (2013). Reliability of Ankle-Brachial Index (ABI) Measurements: A Comparison of Standard and Vascular Blood Pressure Cuffs'. Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation 2013; 29(4):195-202.
Julia C, Harper B, Huth R, Jagger K, John E, Siyufy A, Swanson E. An Integrated Doctor of Physical Therapy Curriculum: Fulfilling a Growing Community Need. Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, February 8-10, 2012.
John EB. Establishing and Upgrading African Physiotherapy Education through Collaborative Partnerships with Resource Rich Countries. Plenary Session presentation during the 9th Biennial Conference of the World Confederation for Physical Therapy, Africa Region, Nairobi, Kenya, June 6-9, 2012.
Asongwed E, Chesbro S, John EB. Effect of an online education program on clinicians’ knowledge about peripheral arterial disease and the ankle-brachial index: Considerations for health disparity reduction in Washington, DC. Paper accepted for Poster Presentation during the National Institutes of Health's 2012 Science of Eliminating Health Disparities Summit, October 31-November 3, 2012.
John EB, Pfalzer CA, Fry D, Glickman L, Masaaki S, Sabus C, Okafor UAC, Al-Jarrah M. Establishing and Upgrading Physical Therapist Education in Developing Countries: Four case examples of service by Japan and United States PT Programs to Nigeria, Suriname, Mongolia, and Jordan. Journal of Physical Therapy Education 2012; 26(1):29-39.
John EB. Concurrent Validation of a Clinical Differential Diagnosis Algorithm for Poliomyelitis and Injection Palsy using Referring Physician´s Medical Diagnosis. Physiotherapy 2011;97(S1).
Okafor UAC, John EB. Clinical Residency Program versus Transitional DPT: Immediate Preference of Nigerian Physiotherapists for a Pathway to Post-Graduate Physiotherapy Clinical Training. Physiotherapy 2011:97:Supplement S1:eS560-eS561.
Bond V, Blakely R, John EB. Restricted Blood Flow Exercise on Vascular Function in African Americans With and Without Parental Hypertension. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise 2011, 43:5; 647.
Chesbro SB, Asongwed E, Brown J, John EB. Reliability of Doppler and stethoscope methods of determining systolic blood pressures: Considerations for calculating an ankle-brachial index. Journal of the National Medical Association 2011; 103:863-869.